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Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs (aka MEOW Cat Rescue)

Rating: 4.93 stars   102 reviews 3,963

Address:

10600 Ne 68th Street Suite F Kirkland WA 98033 USA

Mission:

With respect and compassion for all animal life, MEOW promotes lifelong relationships between people and companion animals, providing shelter and care for each precious life until adopted into a forever home.

Results:

Since our beginning in 1997, we have rescued and placed more than 19,000 pets into loving homes. We currently are caring for more than 100 kittens and many senior and special needs cats in foster homes in addition to the approximately 80 cats and kittens in our shelter.

Programs:

MEOW places approximately 1000 - 1500 animals into permanent homes each year. Adoption fees from $65 to $95 help defray the cost of care for the animals. Donations from interested individuals, organizations and business provide additional financial support. Our application process ensures that every adopted animal is placed in an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment to safeguard and care for the animal for its entire lifetime. Our standards are high. The welfare of the animals is paramount in the placement process. Cats and kittens come from various sources and situations: orphans found under a deck, a stray or abandoned cat crying at the door, someone has developed allergies or is moving to a place where the cats are not welcome. Some come from the rescue community, finding tame cats and kittens feeding with feral colonies. Newborn or senior, healthy, ill or injured, all are welcome at MEOW . Incoming cats and kittens are examined for general health, illness, injury, parasites and tested for feline viral diseases and provided appropriate medical care. Daily care of cats and kittens is done both in the shelter and in the foster homes of volunteers, sometimes involving bottle-feeding orphans, often requiring intensive medical care of ill animals. MEOW provides a safe haven and socialization as well as proper nutrition and a clean environment while the animals await adoptive homes. Our volunteers speak with the public, interview prospective adopters, and provide education concerning the care of pets on such subjects as spaying/neutering, introducing a new pet into the family, addressing behavioral issues, proper daily care and well-cat/kitten care. Each year MEOW is faced with the impossible and each and every day we recommit ourselves to something we truly believe in, the motto we adopted at our inception,"all nine lives are precious".

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425-822-6369
www.meowcatrescue.org

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Reviews for Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs (aka MEOW Cat Rescue)

Rating: 5 stars  

MEOW is amazing! They truly care about the kitties they rescue and the adoptive families. I support MEOW in many ways including as a donor and past volunteer and have since 1999. I have also had the joy of bringing a number of rescued MEOW kitties into my family.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When a pregnant stray kitty showed up on our doorstep in Tacoma, they were the only ones who actually answered their phone and my questions. I felt absolutely confident that this sweet stray kitty would not only have the best care for the rest of her pregnancy, but that she would be given every opportunity to find a furever home as well. Thank you, MEOW, for caring for these babies as much as we do.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great shelter. I have been there few times.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The volunteers and staff at MEOW are incredibly kind, dedicated, and invested to making sure that their animals have the best lives possible. We adopted two a bonded pair who, despite offers to adopt one of the two, MEOW had refused to separate. One of them also had chronic health issues, and MEOW was not only upfront and informative about his issues, but had been taking him to a specialist to make sure that he got the care he needed. It was an amazing adoption experience, and I strongly recommend MEOW to all of my acquaintances in WA who are looking to adopt.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

MEOW is one of the most caring, dedicated and professional rescues in Washington. They do amazing work with homeless cats and kittens and I have nothing but pure admiration for their work. Well respected by other rescues in the area, they continue year after year to demonstrate compassion both to animals and to the humans in their community.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This group is amazing. Their dedication to the cats is incredible. I can't say enough good things about their collaborations with other groups for the betterment of cats. I feel so grateful to know and work along side these dedicated individuals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I think MEOW is an amazing non profit shelter. I have only been volunteering there now for about 6 months, but my family has been a part of MEOW for awhile. All of our current cats, ranging from ages 3 to about 8 have all been adopted from there, as well as, family friends of our have been fosters for them for some time now.
I appreciate everything MEOW does, in the sense that they truly love what they do, helping the cats and dogs of the area find homes, but also helping the people of the community find good fits. All of the cats that come through the shelter are, of course, wonderful, no matter the personality. I love what they are doing and what they continue to do and I love helping out in whatever way I am able to.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a foster for a shelter in TN and had take in 3 kittens who turned out to be FeLV positive. After contacting dozens of rescues to try to place them, Bonnie at MEOW Cat Rescue was the only one who called me. MEOW could not take the kittens, but she gave me advice on placing them, made suggestions, and used her contacts. Because of her, they were placed at Best Friends. She gave me hope and helped me when she could have just turned me down. She showed real compassion and is truly there to help the animals. I have great respect for Bonnie and MEOW Cat Rescue. I wish I lived nearby so I could foster for them.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was introduced to this organization when I starting looking for a canine companion for my Shar-Pei. I adopted Sampson from the canine side of this organization. They were very through before they would adopt out this special boy...Including a home visit to ensure he would be safe. Years later, when Sampson crossed the rainbow bridge, I didn't hesitate to contact them again to adopt my next fur child. And that is also whe I became interested in fostering the homeless fur kids until they could find their forever homes.
None of the dogs that are adopted from the canine side are housed in shelters...They are all fostered in family homes where their personalities, behaviors and temperaments are evaluated in a real situation and we are able to place the right dogs in the right homes.
All dogs are vet checked and any problems corrected prior to going to their forever home.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

MEOW does a great job of matching adopters to pets

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I adopted my cat, Leo, from MEOW in January. The adoption counselors and other volunteers at MEOW were all wonderful! The shelter is clean and smells good. The cats are all comfortable, and as a no-kill shelter, the cats have all the time they need to find their ideal home! They followed up with me to see how things were going with the new cat. They offered plenty of helpful advice regarding integrating Leo into my existing multi-cat home. All around, they provide a very positive atmosphere for both the cats and the public.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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